The Promise Foundation

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This programme is offered by the Promise Community College, a wing of The Promise Foundation (TPF), a charitable trust established in 1987 to apply the behavioural sciences to promote the educational, social and economic development of the individual. TPF’s methods draw upon multi-disciplinary findings to inform culture-resonant programmes for the realisation of personal potentials amongst children and youth.

The Promise Foundation comprises a core group of psychologists, social workers, special educators and teachers, and an international network of specialist consultants who provide services in the areas of mental health, education and potential realisation.

The Promise Foundation has been in existence for the last 3 decades.  Over these years we have developed a substantial repository of knowledge, data, theoretical models and

applications in the related to Career and Livelihood Planning.  We are acknowledged as pioneers and world leaders in these fields and our models have been adapted for implementation in over 30 countries. An objective of the Foundation is to function as a Resource Group that supports and builds the capacityof other organisations and individuals already working for children and youth.  It is through our resource creation and training programmes that we hope to see our research and models replicated on a larger scale.


This initiative has partnerships with a number of academic and institutional partners as well as associations and professional organisations in different parts of the world.  The various qualifications of listed above have been accredited by Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU), Shillong, India.  Click here for more information about this vibrant University located in North East India: 

The Modules

The Promise Community College has developed training modules addressing Career Development and Livelihood Planning (CDLP), drawing upon its expertise, knowledge and partnerships with international scholars in the field.  A total of 16 modules (each with a grouping of Units), are available ranging from the evolution and history of work, theories and core concepts, assessment methods, career information management systems to livelihood planning, career management and establishing career development services. 

These modules are focussed fundamentally on capacity building and enhancement of human resources for various dimensions of Career Development and Livelihood Planning both at the theoretical and practical levels.  Our aim is that successful candidates would be able to, apply their learnings to develop interventions and applications to benefit the intended target groups, teach others as per pre-specified qualification levels, contribute to building a deeper and wider knowledge base in these fields and be effective advocates for the promotion of these fields at the practice, research and policy levels. 

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